Jo-Wilfried Tsonga hoping to stop Swiss roll at French Open

A SWISS star stands between Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and the fairytale run that has taken the 30-year-old within two wins of the first French victory at Roland Garros in 32 years.

But it isn't world No.2 Roger Federer.

Tsonga (pictured) knocked out Japan's Kei Nishikori 6-1 6-4 4-6 3-6 6-3 in a pulsating five-setter that included a 30-minute delay after a piece of metal scaffolding fell off the scoreboard and injured three spectators.

The win earned the hometown hero a semi-final match-up against Stan Wawrinka who overcame Federer 6-4 6-3 7-6 in blustery conditions to reach the last four at the tournament for the first time.

Meanwhile, Ana Ivanovic is through to her first grand slam semi-final since winning at Roland Garros in 2008. The Serb beat Ukraine's Elina Svitolina 6-3 6-2 and will take on Lucie Safarova after the Czech 13th seed beat Spain's Garbine Muguruza 7-6 6-3.

More tennis news



PACIFIC HIGHWAY: Changed traffic conditions

PACIFIC HIGHWAY: Changed traffic conditions

Slow lane closures will be in place while the work is carried out

How much rain did Yamba receive last night?

How much rain did Yamba receive last night?

Grafton received almost no rain yesterday

Why Council said no to $116k worth of funding

premium_icon Why Council said no to $116k worth of funding

Council turned down more than $116k saying it had "no other option"

Local Partners